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990 Spring Garden Street

Philadelphia, PA 19123

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An exhibition of artworks which resist as well as embrace feminine stereotypes by examining craft materials and process' by female artists based in Philadelphia.
Curated by Angela McQuillan

Presented by Revolvd LLC for Arts and Crafts.Holdings

Margery Amdur
Aubrie Costello
Ishknits
Kate Leibrand
Destiny Palmer
Charity Thackston

July 6 - September 3, 2017

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Thursday July 27, 6 - 8 p.m.

990 Spring Garden, Philadelphia PA 19123

Gallery (lobby) Hours:
8-6 Monday - Friday
or by appointment: eric@revolvd.com


Margery Amdur glues thousands of commercially manufactured cosmetic foam sponges colored with pastel pigment to asymmetrical canvas backings to construct three dimensional soft sketches that blur the boundary between painting and sculpture, between the visual and the haptic. She is drawn to cosmetic sponges for their gendered qualities, as well as their fragile yet resilient nature.

Aubrie Costello creates silk graffiti. Using Dupioni silk, a luxe material traditionally used in dressmaking and decors, she shreds it by hand then intuitively forms letters to spell out words she has collected in her notebook. Her street-art installations emote a feminine, tactile twist to the otherwise predominantly male-centric act of graffiti writing.

Ishknits uses knitting and crochet as her medium to create text-based work that often questions social norms surrounding gender issues. Her work aims to be a catalyst that sparks conversations regarding women and empowerment.

Kate Leibrand creates large scale textile-based installations using mostly felt. Leibrand’s labor-intensive process involves pinning thousands of fabric elements on to a substrate. Through this repetition of form and pattern, she creates dense abstract and textural imagery that is inspired by her interest in nature and its prolific ability to grow and regenerate.

Destiny Palmer is a painter and fiber artist with an interest in the social history of objects. She creates hand sewn assemblages from second hand and re-purposed fabrics. Her work is inspired by her family’s history in South Carolina and comments on the labor of slaves that has been largely omitted from history.

Charity Thackston is a multi-media artist whose ceramic works consider the notion of consumer products and dogmas through the use of multiples as they relate to female roles of sexuality and identity.

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